Comprehensive IP protection

The law firm of Michalski Hüttermann & Partner works in all areas of intellectual property law. Our attorneys cover all areas of technology with their wide variety of specializations and are regularly recommended in trade publications, such as the JUVE Handbook, iam magazine and MIP Handbook.

At home in Düsseldorf and in the world

Our technical protection rights work focuses on patent applications, expert opinions, oppositions and providing advice on issues pertaining to employee innovations. One special focus is on infringement cases and the related nullity proceedings. Michalski Hüttermann & Partner also has extensive experience in design protection and oversees some major international trademark portfolios. The law firm has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Europe's "capital" for patent infringement cases. We also have a branches in Frankfurt a.M., in Essen and in Munich, ensuring our proximity to the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Munich branch of the European Patent Office, and the German Patent Court. 

Recommended by IAM Patent 1000

Michalski Hüttermann’s rising profile in the German patent prosecution space can be attributed to the strength, dedication and ambition of its leading practitioners: competitors observe that the firm has “assembled a team with impressive expertise, generating high growth in a short space of time”. Led by namesakes Stefan Michalski and Aloys Hüttermann, it assists clients in sectors as diverse as chemistry, mechanical engineering, consumer goods and electronics, processing huge volumes of patent filings, managing large patent portfolios and putting in winning appearances in EPO hearings. Master strategist Michalski has a wealth of both chemistry and biochemistry knowledge, while Hüttermann holds a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry; the pair have been lately tending to the prosecution and opposition needs of Lotte Advanced Materials & Lotte Chemical Corporation. They are joined by electrical engineer Guido Quiram and physicist Dirk Schulz, who both receive rave recommendations from clients. Quiram is an “out-of-the-box thinker who can grasp the economic context of all legal decisions” – qualities valued by the likes of ABB AG/Hitachi Power Grids and pump systems innovator WILO SE. The “pragmatic and efficient” Schulz primarily provides technical support to law firms on infringement actions; he “manages his team effectively, is dynamic in coming up with creative arguments and quickly becomes familiar with every technical aspect of not just the patent at hand, but also the relevant prior art”.

Ranked by Leaders League

Our firm has been rated "highly recommended" by Leaders League for "patent prosecution". Dr. Stefan Michalski, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Dirk Schulz, Ulrich Storz and Guido Quiram were singled out by name. In addition, our firm was also rated "highly recommended" for "patent litigation", with Wasilis Koukounis and Dirk Schulz being mentioned by name.

Recommended in the MIP Handbook

Our firm was once again mentioned as one of the most important firms for patentprosecution by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Dr. Ulrich Storz and Dr Aloys Hüttermann were additionally named “Patent Stars 2021”

Financial Times - Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

Our patent law firm has been recognized in this year's edition of the Financial Times Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report. In mid-June, the 168 most recommended patent law firms in Europe were published in a Special Report, both online on the Financial Times website ( and in print.


The Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report is the result of a joint initiative of the Financial Times and Statista and is based on extensive research and a comprehensive survey in which thousands of our professional colleagues and clients throughout Europe participated. 


In addition, over 10,000 patent attorneys and experts from corporate R&D departments were invited to participate in a Europe-wide survey and contribute their expertise to the analysis. Michalski - Hüttermann & Partner stood out and is therefore publicly recognized in the Financial Times as one of the leading patent law firms in Europe. 


We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank our clients most sincerely for their trust.

Mentioned by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers

Our colleagues, Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, have been named by Handelsblatt in its list "Best Lawyers 2021" and by Best Lawyers as a recommended patent attorney.

We run our own European network of patent law firms.

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